Monday, June 23, 2014

Remove Pop-ups Completely and Quickly

Accidentally catch pop-up virus? The PC is slowed down seriously? Cannot remove it with the installed antivirus? Read this post and take fast and detailed guide to permanently get rid of pop-ups.

Brief Introduction of Pop-up Virus: is defined as a much nasty browser hijacker or adware that generates a lot of unwanted pop-ups on the affected web browser. With the help of unverified free programs, this malware gets into random Operating System. Once pop-up virus finishes its penetration into your machine, you’ll suffer from a lot of chaos and troubles. This malware can add new entries to the system registry without asking for any permission. Besides, pop-up malware drops a lot of useless files to some system folders. It will decrease the compromised PC performance by eating up high system resources.
On the other hand, pop-up virus makes modifications to the browser settings stealthily. After then, it appears on the screen each time you open the web browser. This malware will also generate a lot of unwanted pop-ups when you want to visit desired pages or open new tabs. Those unknown windows ask you to download malicious programs or pay for unworthy products. You had better not believe in them and click any buttons. Or your machine could catch additional PC threats like redirect virus. It’s obvious that pop-up virus mainly targets at promoting useless or suspicious products. To avoid further chaos and damage, you should remove pop-up virus immediately.

How Do You Know Your Browser Is Hijacked?

If you open the web browser such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer, you find that the original welcome page is replaced by a certain unknown website, and then it can be a conclusion that your browser could be hijacked by a virus. For this kind of browser hijacking virus, it can change your default home page to without asking for your permission. Other traits of this malicious virus are as below:
1. It can change both your home page and other desired websites to its domains without any approval.
2. It makes changes to the browser settings and won’t allow you to change them back.
3. It will even install many unwanted add-ons or plug-ins to the Chrome, Firefox and IE stealthily.
4. It would prevent you from accessing certain websites like security software related ones by shutting down the Internet connection.
5. It shows lots of promoted windows to ask you to download programs.
6. It can alter system files or settings to cause chaos to the desktop.

Manual Removal Guide of Pop-up Virus: pop-up virus hijacks the web browser and generates a lot of annoyances and inconveniences. On the other hand, it is able to avoid the detection and deletion of some antivirus software. Hence, manual removal can be considered at first. Please follow the manual guide below to get rid of pop-up virus thoroughly.

1. Remove all cookies on the affected browser.
Google Chrome
Click Tools menu, then select “Clear browsing data”. Tick “Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data” and click “Clear browsing data”.

Mozilla Firefox
Click Tools, then Options. Under Privacy tab, click “remove individual cookies”. Then click on “Remove All Cookies” button.

Internet Explorer
Click Tools button. In Safety tab, click “delete browsing history”. Then check “Cookies and website data” and click Delete.

2. End all related processes of pop-up virus from Task Manager.
Press Ctrl, Alt and Esc keys (Windows 7) together to activate Task Manager. Click Process tab and find out related processes of pop-up virus. Then stop them.

3. Show hidden files and folders.
Click Start button, then Control Panel. Search Folder Options, then click View tab. Check “Show hidden files and folders”, and uncheck “Hide protected operating system files (recommended)”. Then click OK.

4. Clear all created files and registries of pop-up virus.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\wupdt.exe

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